Ronald Garay

Professor Emeritus


Ronald Garay specializes in electronic media history and public policy. He has written books and numerous academic articles on electronic media history, law and regulation. He has experience as a radio news director, anchor, producer and reporter.  

Selected Publications

Garay, R. (2003). “News Reporting, Radio,” in Chris Sterling, ed., Encyclopedia of Radio. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, Vol. 3, pp. 299-314.

Garay, R. (1999). “Politicians and Television Time,” in Perlmutter, David D., ed., The Manship School Guide to Political Communication. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, pp. 77-83.

Garay, R. (March 1999).  “Televising Presidential Impeachment: The U.S. Congress Sets the Stage,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 19: 57-68.

Garay, R. (1999).  Essays on “Army-McCarthy Hearings” and “Sig Mickelson” in Michael D. Murray, ed., Encyclopedia of Television News. Phoenix, AX: Oryz Press.

Garay, R. (1998).  “Television in the United States, 1948-Present,” in William David Sloan, ed., The Age of Mass Communication Northport, AL: Vision Press, pp. 471-489.

Garay, R. (1998).  Essay on “Radio Entertainment” in Margaret A. Blanchard, ed., History of the Mass Media in the United States, An Encyclopedia. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Garay, R. (1998).  Essays on “Code of Wartime Practices,” “Office of Censorship,” “Liberty Broadcasting System,” “Huey Long,” “Gordon McLendon,” “Office of War Information,” and “World War II and Radio” in Donald Godfrey and Fritz Leigh, eds., Historical Dictionary of American Radio. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Garay, R. (1997).  Essays on “Advocacy Groups,” “Direct Broadcast Satellite,” “Pay Cable,” “Pay-Per-View,” “U.S. Congress and Television,” and “Watergate” in Horace Newcomb, ed., The Encyclopedia of Television.  Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.